Gerasimov Mikhail Mikhailovich. Woman from Ustrushana (the Shirin-Say cemetery, Tashkent Province, Uzbekistan).

Woman from Ustrushana (the Shirin-Say cemetery, Tashkent Province, Uzbekistan).
Collection MAE RAS: № 6080-21
Image ID: 1241788146
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Museum inventory number:
№ 6080-21
Title:
Woman from Ustrushana (the Shirin-Say cemetery, Tashkent Province, Uzbekistan).
Author:
Gerasimov Mikhail Mikhailovich
Reconstruction date:
1945, 1947 (casting)
Location:
St. Petersburg city, Leningrad city
Material:
plaster
Description:
Ustrushana was an ancient country in southwestern Central Asia. It encompassed part of the Syr Darya valley, where this 2nd–4th century AD cemetery is located. This was a crossroads of caravan routes within the Great Silk Road. The cemetery was excavated by V.F. Gaydukevich, M.Z. Panichkina, and M.M. Gerasimov in 1943. The cranium from burial 1, that of a woman aged 25-27, used for facial reconstruction by Gerasimov, reveals a sharply profiled face and protruding nose – a combination indicative of the Mediterranean type. It is very ancient in southwestern Central Asia.
Section:
Reconstructing the appearance of ancient and medieval humans, Plastic reconstructions